The brand trapezoidal grille with the honeycomb-style cobweb is belted by attenuate accumbent headlamps
Not surprisingly, the CT4-V looks a lot like the CT5-V. Aloof like the ATS adopted heavily from the CTS, the CT4 is a ashen CT5 with some altered features. The V models chase clothing as they allotment agnate adventurous features.
In the front, we can see the brand trapezoidal grille with a honeycomb-style mesh, aloof like on the CT5-V. It’s belted by attenuate accumbent headlamps that attending agnate as far as appearance and admeasurement go, but with a altered architectonics beneath the artificial cover. There are annular lights adjoin the abandon and accumbent units adjoin the interior. Aloof like the CT5-V, the CT4-V has vertical LED lights on the sides. However, while the CT5-V’s are breach in two by the bodywork, the CT4-V’s are distinct units with an angled architectonics active from the basal of the agent awning to the lower bumper.
The blubbery C-pillar reminds me of the old ATS, so I assumption Cadillac capital to accumulate the CT4-V familiar
The closing additionally looks familiar. There are triangular vents aloof beneath the headlamps, while the axial assimilation is added at the basal and narrower at the top. The areas were the assimilation becomes narrower adjoin the abandon affection atramentous blade-like elements for added sportiness. Bottomward below, there’s the accepted splitter that improves aerodynamics. Like any avant-garde V-spec model, all chrome trim has been replaced with atramentous elements.
The CT4-V’s contour looks a bit added all-encompassing than the CT5. While the midsize auto appearance an elongated, coupe-style roof that moves it abroad from the approved three-box design, the CT4-V charcoal a acceptable sedan. The blubbery C-pillar reminds me of the old ATS, so I assumption Cadillac capital to accumulate the CT4-V familiar. Other than that, there’s annihilation abundant to report. The way the headlamps and taillights clamber up on the fenders accord the contour a niche, affected touch, but aggregate abroad is as archetypal as it gets. And that’s a acceptable affair aback Cadillac’s compacts are usually added affected than the competition.
The rear of the CT4-V looks alike added like the CT5-V. Both allotment the trapezoidal block lid appearance that mimics the advanced grille, the adventurous bonanza with the bulging appearance band aloof aloft the diffuser, and vertical taillights. Aloof like on the CT5-V, the CT4-V’s taillights extend angular into the fenders, as able-bodied as adjoin the block lid. An chip addle-brain helps abate rear arbor lift while accretion grip, aloof like on the CT4-V.
Even the diffuser chip into lower bonanza looks agnate to the CT5, except for the tiny red reflectors on the sides. The bankrupt pipes are placed in the exact aforementioned position. As a V-badged sedan, it has a quad-exhaust layout. But there is one architectonics affection that’s different. While the CT5 has the authorization bowl alcove on the block lid, the CT4 sports it amid the lid and the diffuser. Comparing the two, I anticipate I adopt the CT4-V’s position as it after-effects in a beneath chaotic all-embracing design.
While the CT5 has the authorization bowl alcove on the block lid, the CT4 sports it amid the lid and the diffuser
How does it analyze to rivals like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63? Well, the CT4-V doesn’t attending as aggressive. But its the boxier, added affected architectonics that sets it apart. If it’s a sleeper achievement car you’re attractive for, the CT4-V is aloof right.
As far as admeasurement goes, the CT4-V is hardly bigger than its predecessor, the ATS-V. The new auto is 187.2 inches long, about 4.5 inches best than the old four-door. The CT4-V is alone 0.4 inches added at 71.5 inches and aloof a tenth-inch taller. The CT4-V’s wheelbase measures 89.6 inches, and it’s identical to the ATS-V.
Cadillac archetype and pasted best of the CT5’s autogenous into the CT4
Cadillac has fabricated a addiction of ablution new cars after abundant advice about the cabin. It did it with the CT5 and now did it afresh with the CT4-V. And the CT4-V accustomed afore the CT4, so we don’t apperceive abundant about this new bunched as far as autogenous technology goes. The acceptable account is that Cadillac appear photos of the interior, so we can at atomic see what’s activity on design-wise.
The aboriginal affair I can accumulate actuality is that Cadillac archetype pasted best of the CT5’s autogenous into the CT4. The centermost assemblage is absolutely identical, with a hardly trapezoidal affectation placed aloft the AC vents. The A/C vents are additionally identical, as are the tiny knobs above. Beneath the vents, we can see the aforementioned ascendancy animate for the air conditioning system. The similarities abide on the centermost console. The CT4-V has the aforementioned adjustment as the CT5-V, with the accessory shifter on a abstracted animate on the left, a accumulator bin in the front, and cup holders on the right. The council wheel, the apparatus cluster, and the A/C vents at the corners of the dashboard are additionally identical to the CT5-V.
The CT4-V comes with a altered apparatus array architectonics and a V-Mode button on the council wheel
Moving over to the architectonics appearance that are conspicuously different, Cadillac seems to accept redesigned the aperture panels. The high panels accept a sportier design, the aperture openers sit higher, while the pockets are deeper. The ascendancy animate for the windows is additionally different. While the CT5-V has all the controls in one angled assemblage abreast the aperture armrest, the CT4-V has them broadcast on the armrest and the high area of the aperture panel.
As I mentioned above, Cadillac didn’t absolution abundant advice about the appearance but did say that the CT4-V comes with a altered apparatus array architectonics and a V-Mode button on the council wheel. Unfortunately, aback the accepted CT4 has yet to be revealed, we can’t accomplish a able allegory to abstract the appearance specific to this V-badged model.
Aback it comes to commuter space, the CT4-V is absolutely a tad abate than the ATS-V
Based on the antecedent Cadillac with V-spec features, the CT4-V should accept a added abundant achievement display, added apps that admeasurement performance, and sportier seats (as apparent in the photos). The council caster doesn’t accept the accepted collapsed bottom, but there’s a blooming bar at the top that acceptable signals aback it’s best to change gears. Leather is apparently standard, but Cadillac should action an Alcantara option. The CT4-V additionally appears to accept adverse bond on the seats, the aperture panels, and the centermost console.
When it comes to commuter space, the CT4-V is absolutely a tad abate than the ATS-V. Advanced allowance is rated at 38.4 inches, a 0.2-inch abatement from the old model. Rear allowance is 36.5, 0.3 inches abate than the ATS-V. The abatement in legroom is similar. The CT4-V absent 0.3 inches in the advanced at 42.2 inches and 0.1 inches in the rear at 33.4 inches. Shoulder allowance charcoal identical at 55.2 inches in the advanced and 53.9 inches in the rear, as does hip allowance in the advanced at 53 inches. The CT4-V’s alone accretion compared to the ATS-V is in rear-seat hip room, which added by 0.3 inches at 52.5 inches. Overall, the CT4-V is aloof as ample as its antecedent as the abatement is far from significant.
While the ATS-V featured GM’s accustomed 3.6-liter V-6, the CT4-V has been downgraded to a 2.7-liter four-cylinder
Just like its predecessor, the ATS-V, the CT4-V rides on GM’s rear-wheel-drive Alpha platform. Alien in 2013 with the ATS, the Alpha architectonics underpinned the CTS and currently underpins the CT5 and the Chevrolet Camaro as well. But while the CT4-V shares underpinnings with the ATS-V, the two sedans accept radically altered engines. While the ATS-V featured GM’s accustomed 3.6-liter V-6, the CT4-V has been downgraded to a 2.7-liter four-cylinder.
Known as the L3B, this turbocharged agent was alien in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. Yes, the Cadillac CT4-V has a barter agent beneath the hood! The twin-turbo assemblage appearance a altered three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize achievement at all speeds and mates to a 10-speed automated transmission. The bad account is that the CT4-V absent a lot of ability compared to the ATS-V.
The 2.7-liter four-banger cranks out 320 application and 369 pound-feet of torque
Specifically, the 2.7-liter four-banger cranks out 320 application and 369 pound-feet of torque. That’s a 144-horsepower and 76-pound-foot abridgement compared to the ATS-V. While the closing was decidedly advancing adjoin its rivals, the CT4-V acutely avalanche abaft in agreement of output. Compared to the BMW M3, rated at 444 application and 406 pound-feet, the CT4-V lacks a solid 124 horses and 37 pound-feet. Things are alike worse aback compared to the Mercedes-AMG C63, which cranks out 469 application and 479 pound-feet from its 4.0-liter V-8. That’s 149 application and 110 pound-feet added than the CT4-V. If we analyze it to the range-topping AMG C63 S, which comes with 503 application and 516 pound-feet on tap, the CT4-V avalanche abaft by a whopping 183 application and 147 pound-feet.
The aberration amid the CT4-V and the German high-performance sedans is so abundant that we absolutely charge to go bottomward a akin for a added authentic comparison. But alike the beneath able Mercedes-AMG C43 and BMW M340i bear conspicuously added oomph. The Merc, for instance, appearance a 3.0-liter V-6 that packs 385 application and 384 pound-feet of twist. That’s an added 65 horses and 15 pound-feet. The BMW M340i is similar, antic a 3.0-liter inline-six comminute that cranks out 382 application and 369 pound-feet, which accounts for a 62-horsepower access over the CT4-V. All told, the CT4-V is absolutely positioned amid the Mercedes-Benz C300 and AMG C43 and amid the BMW 330i and the M340i. Absolutely sad accustomed that the ATS-V was a full-fledged adversary for the AMG 63 and the M3.
We don’t apperceive how quick the CT4-V is as of this writing, but it should be conspicuously abate than its German rivals. Both the Merc and Bimmer hit 60 mph in 4.5 abnormal or beneath (depending on drivetrain layout), so the CT4-V will apparently ability the criterion in about 4.8 clicks.
Caddy aloof kicked itself out of the high-performance bunched segment
Is Cadillac planning to body a added able adaptation of the sedan? We don’t apperceive yet, but affairs are a added able CT4-V won’t happen, and this agency that Caddy aloof kicked itself out of the high-performance bunched segment.
Purists ability additionally be agitated by the actuality that Cadillac doesn’t action a chiral transmission, but this is far from unusual, as both the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 accept automated gearboxes only. But clashing Mercedes-AMG, Cadillac offers the CT4-V in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configuration.
Models with rear-wheel drive affection Cadillac’s latest Magnetic Ride Ascendancy 4.0 suspension. Specifically acquainted for the V model, this adjustment enhances abundance after sacrificing responsiveness. It additionally includes a V-Mode bureaucracy that allows personalization of the drivetrain. If you go with an all-wheel-drive system, Cadillac will alter the Magnetic Ride Ascendancy assemblage with ZF MVS acquiescent dampers.
The auto is additionally adapted with a limited-slip rear differential. Stopping ability comes from Brembo brakes with eBoost cyberbanking abetment in the front. Cadillac says that the CT4-V has a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution.
Cadillac accepted that its Super Cruise disciplinarian abetment adjustment will be alternative for the CT4-V
Cadillac didn’t accept abundant to say about the CT4-V’s disciplinarian abetment systems, but it’s safe to accept that it borrows several technologies from the bigger CT5. The abject CT5, for instance, comes with accepted appearance like Traction & Stability Control, HD Rear Vision Camera, Forward Blow Alert, Advanced Pedestrian Braking, Automated Emergency Braking, Safety Active Seat, and Reflective LED windshield blow alert.The added big-ticket trims add accepted appearance like Lane Change Active with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and auto-dimming mirrors.
Cadillac accepted that its Super Cruise disciplinarian abetment adjustment will be alternative for the CT4-V. Described as the “world’s aboriginal accurate hands-free disciplinarian abetment system,” it enables you to drive hands-free “on added than 130,000 afar of limited-access freeways in the United States and Canada.” Aloof like any semi-autonomous system, it uses LiDAR map data, a high-precision GPS, and a arrangement of camera and alarm sensors to drive the car after disciplinarian input.
Pricing advice is not yet available, and we don’t alike accept a sticker for the non-V archetypal to run by. However, accustomed that the CT4-V is beneath able than the Mercedes-AMG C43 and the BMW M340i, it should amount beneath than these models, which retail from about $55,000. Cadillac could ask a bit added though, but a sticker abutting to the $60,000 mark would be suicidal.
Due to the CT4-V’s desperate ability bead compared to the ATS-V, it’s time to balloon about the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 as competitors. Instead, the American auto will go adjoin the lower achievement trims of these cars.
Introduced in 2016, the AMG C43 bridges the gap amid the C300 and the AMG C63 in the U.S. Naturally; it’s a bit added advancing than the non-AMG C-Class models, but not absolutely as adventurous as the AMG C63. The C43 bridges the gap amid its affinity aback it comes to the agent too. While C300 appearance a four-cylinder and the AMG C63 a V-8, the C43 draws abstract from a 3.0-liter V-6. The comminute cranks out 362 application and 384 pound-feet of torque, enabling the auto to hit 60 mph from a continuing alpha in 4.5 seconds. The agent mates to a seven-speed automated chiral and a abiding four-wheel-drive system. The Mercedes-AMG C43 retails from $55,250.
Read our abounding analysis of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43.
BMW aloof redesigned the 3 Series for the 2019 archetypal year and launched a new M340i trim alongside the accustomed 330i model. Aloof like the AMG C43, the M340i bridges the gap amid the 330i and the range-topping M3 version. The M340i’s revised 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo agent generates 382 application and 369 pound-feet of torque. While not as able as its Mercedes-badged rival, the Bimmer delivers conspicuously added ability than the Cadillac. Aloof like the CT4-V, it comes accepted with rear-wheel drive, but you can opt for the company’s xDrive AWD system. The dart to 60 mph takes 4.4 abnormal with the RWD archetypal and 4.1 abnormal with the AWD version. Pricing for the M340i starts from $54,000. The AWD adjustment adds an added $2,000.
Read our abounding adventure on the 2020 BMW M340i.
Although I like the way it looks central and out, I charge accept that the CT4-V is a big disappointment performance-wise. I apperceive ability isn’t consistently everything, but let’s face it, Cadillac cut an abominable lot of ability compared to the ATS-V. I’m accept with downsizing, and I anticipate you don’t charge a big agent for big power, but atom abutting to 150 application off the old archetypal is unprecedented. It’s like we’re aback in 1973 aback the oil crisis affected all high-performance engines out of the market. I accept no abstraction what Cadillac was thinking, but the 320-horsepower appraisement removes the CT4-V from the high-performance bunched auto market. Not alone it places it beneath articles from Mercedes-AMG and BMW M, but it additionally places it beneath the not-so-hot C43 and M340i models. If BMW and Mercedes were to body a hardly added able adaptation of the 330i and C300, the CT4-V would abatement abaft them as well, apprehension the “V” brand useless. Making affairs worse, the new CT4-V is about 200 pounds added than the old ATS-V, so there aren’t any assets to allocution about. Now I’m not adage the CT4-V will abort completely. But it’s decidedly underpowered for its purpose.
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